An article by Amahl S Azwar, The Jakarta Post.

A new ministerial regulation published this week requiring greater use of biodiesel has received mixed reviews from analysts who claim the ruling will not reduce fuel imports in the short term.

Pri Agung Rakhmanto, the executive director of the Jakarta-based energy think-tank ReforMiner Institute, said on Thursday that it would take some time to increase the use of biodiesel. “It is impossible to meet all the requirements needed to realize the plan. Furthermore, the new rule will not significantly reduce diesel fuel imports,” he said.

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